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Pentagon seeks sharper definition of extremist activity as military review continues

Pentagon seeks sharper definition of extremist activity as military review continues

The Department of Defense is seeking a sharper definition of prohibited extremist activity, among other steps, as it pushes forward with a fight against extremist ideology within the ranks, the Pentagon announced Friday. The steps include a review of current military policy that allows a service member to belong to an extremist organization as long…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

This week, President Joe Biden announced all US adults would be eligible for vaccines even sooner than expected. Some Republican-led states advanced the culture war with anti-transgender legislation while others defended restrictive voting measures. Meanwhile, Florida Sen. Matt Gaetz faces growing scrutiny over a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations. Monday Yellen calls for global…MORE

Pressure builds on Biden administration to lift refugee cap after months-long delay

Pressure builds on Biden administration to lift refugee cap after months-long delay

In his first days in office, President Joe Biden proposed expanding the number of refugees who could be admitted to the United States after years of historic lows, but more than two months later that increase remains unsigned despite Biden’s pledge, perplexing even officials within his own administration and frustrating allies on Capitol Hill. “It’s…MORE

Biden’s border coordinator stepping down at end of the month

Biden’s border coordinator stepping down at end of the month

President Joe Biden‘s border coordinator is stepping down at the end of the month, the White House announced Friday — an unusual time given the administration is dealing with record numbers of unaccompanied migrant children at the US southern border. Roberta S. Jacobson was appointed as a special assistant to the President and was a…MORE